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John Edwards Holbrook papers, 1819-1860.

Author: John Edwards Holbrook; Reese E Griffin
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Travel memoir in two volumes re Holbrook's two years touring Great Britain, 1819-1820, during his four year visit to Europe; and transcribed letters, 1832-1860.
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Biography
Named Person: Louis Agassiz; John Edward Gray; Samuel S Halderman; John Edwards Holbrook; John L Le Conte; Joseph Leidy; Samuel George Morton; George Ord; Valenciennes, M.; John Vaughan
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: John Edwards Holbrook; Reese E Griffin
OCLC Number: 30082583
Description: 3 v.
Other Titles: Travel memoir, 1819-1820, and papers, 1832-1860.
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Travel memoir in two volumes re Holbrook's two years touring Great Britain, 1819-1820, during his four year visit to Europe; and transcribed letters, 1832-1860.

Memoir, 1819-1820, written as a series of lengthy letters in a literary style, addressed to his brother, reporting details of stops at various scientific, educational, and charitable institutions in England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, as well as meetings with physicians, educators, politicans, clergymen, and other learned individuals; other portions of the account describe landscapes and natural phenomena, with references to mineral specimens collected en route, and observations re the native population of each locale.

Also includes volume, "A Selection of Letters of or Pertaining to John Edwards Holbrook, 1832-1860," transcribed by Reese E. Griffin, Jr., Department of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, typed transcripts from original manuscript collections held by the American Philosophical Society, and the Academy of Natural Sciences, containing correspondence with Achille Valenciennes, Samuel George Morton, Samuel S. Haldeman, George Ord, John E. Gray, Joseph Leidy, John LeConte, Louis Aggassiz, and John Vaughan.

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